Thursday, August 30, 2012

Holy Stitchers

Holy Stichers Roxy, Elisheva, Katie, Rachel, Sorcha
 Six talented and spiritual women, who happen to be my friends, decided to make me a chemo quilt. In a very short amount of time, my friends, the Holy Stitchers: Elisheva, Katie, Michelle, Rachel, Roxy,  and Sorcha chose fabric, designed, cut, pieced, sewed, bound, and quilted this very special quilt! It's pink, green, and warm, and covered in hearts and XOXOs.... I'm in love with it and it will be a constant companion during my chemotherapy sessions.

Not only was this quilt made especially for me, it was made with love and intention. Each of my friends prayed for me while they labored. Each woman meditated love and healing thoughts into every thread and stitch which I'll soon wrap around me in a less friendly setting; chemotherapy.


I love my quilt!
As I study my quilt, I can see that my friends put so much thought into each of the 16 squares. All pink and green just like me! Flowers and hearts just like I love! Anyone who knows me knows I sign everything with, "XOXO", and my quilt has it! I love the hamsa, a symbol which comes from the Hebrew word “hamesh,” which means five (represents the five books of the Torah, the hand of Miriam, some believe it wards off the "evil eye"...). It's a symbol that I connect with and my quilt has it!My quilt is covered in brightness and happy shapes, symbols, and colors.

My chemo quilt inspires hope. It was made by such special, strong, smart, spiritual, and loving giving mothers. Women. I love my friends and I will always cherish this very special gift. I cannot adequately express how warm this quilt makes me feel both inside and out!

5 comments:

  1. LUCKY GIRL TO HAVE SUCH PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE
    TRUE MENSCHEN LOTSA LOVE FROM SHIRLEY (PERTH) XXXX

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  2. Beautiful! May you be wrapped in love and prayers when you put it on you!

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  3. So, so amazing. I hope the quilt brings you much comfort as you go through the rough days.

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  4. Love this idea. Would you believe I have not yet seen something like this where I work?

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